The second country to gain independence in the Americas, and the only country to be founded by a slaverevolt.
A word about Hayti. We are not to judge her by the height which the Anglo-Saxon has reached. We are to judge by the depths from which she has come. We are to look at the relation she sustained to the outside world, and the outside world sustained to her. One hundred years ago every civilized nation was slave-holding. Yet these negroes, ignorant, downtrodden, had the manhood to arise and drive off their masters and assert their liberty. Her government is not so unsteady as we think. – Frederick Douglass at a lecture to the Abolitionist Reunion in Boston.
Pages in category "Haiti"
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